Brandonite Marshal Burgess had a big day for the Midwest All-Stars as they opened the national midget baseball championship with a pair of wins on Thursday in Magog, Que.
Burgess, who was picked up for the event, went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two more driven in as the Manitoba representatives topped Nova Scotia 7-3. Earlier in the day, he went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Manitoba’s 8-6 win over Prince Edward Island.
Binscarth’s Adam Robidoux paced the Westman squad against P.E.I., as he had a hit, scored twice and drove in two other runs. Mitchell Popiel of Dauphin came on in relief of Brandonite Mitch Lyall and allowed one run and three hits in four innings to collect the win, while Binscarth’s Brody Burnett threw the final inning to get the save.
Miniota’s Keenan Lewis had a run and two RBIs against Nova Scotia, while Hamiota’s Brody Smith threw a complete-game four-hitter for the win.
The round robin continues today with Manitoba taking on New Brunswick and British Columbia.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 15, 2014